Top Suffolk tech events and why you need to attend

Written By
Andy Bristow

Suffolk plays host to many tech and digital events that provide an opportunity to hear from some of the most knowledgeable tech leaders in our region. The Tech Nation Report 2019 continues to show how well Suffolk is performing within the Eastern region, and the tech and digital community offers a diverse mix of events and meetups for everyone. Here is your guide to the key events in Suffolk and why you need to be there.

Something for business owners, tech startups and pizza lovers

One of the longest-running meetup events is SyncIpswich, which showcases the tech startup community and provides attendees with a chance to share skills and knowledge. It is a supportive environment that allows new businesses and people within the tech community to share success stories and learn from each other while enjoying drinks and pizza. SyncIpswich has monthly meetups in a range of well-known Suffolk locations, with a different keynote speaker each month. Easy to sign up, free to attend and well worth an evening out.

Something for developers

Technical meetup Suffolk Developers is the ideal event for developers. Based primarily at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich, the events are regularly attended by local experts who cover a range of topics including the internet of things (IoT), home automation, serverless development and more. Sharing knowledge and solving problems is second nature for many developers, and these events are a perfect opportunity to do this with other technically-minded people. Did we also mention this is free to attend too?

Something for gamers

The jewel in Suffolk’s tech crown is its award-winning computing school, the Creative Computing Club, which runs the Ipswich Game Developers Meetup. This regular event helps developers build the skills and experience needed to take their games to market. The Creative Computing Club also works hard to offer education and support to anyone looking for a career in technology and IT.

Something for those looking to learn and network

Innovation Martlesham is home to over 100 innovative businesses, and it continues to grow year on year. The tech cluster will soon be home to a specialist University of Innovation Hub, making it one to watch for anyone looking into apprenticeships for either themselves or their business.

Two other organisations that are right on our doorstep are the East of England Agile User Group and WordPress Suffolk, both of which offer support, collaboration and opportunities for the local tech community. The Agile User Group offers Agile users and Scrum practitioners a forum to exchange ideas and network, while WordPress Suffolk is the perfect place to share knowledge with fellow WordPress users.

You’ll often find members of our team at tech events across Suffolk, but if you’d like to discuss your IT recruitment needs in more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. One of our sector specialists will be more than happy to assist with your search.